UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Medline NLM definition: Anxiety disorders manifested by the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically traumatic event that is outside the normal range of usual human experience. Symptoms include re-experiencing the traumatic event and numbing of responsiveness to or reduced involvement with the external world.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): information from the NHS website

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: information from Patient UK website

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): information from the Royal College of Physicians

PubMed Medline search on Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress

Support Groups

Combat Stress
The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, Combat Stress, exists to serve these men and women are the only services charity specialising in helping those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their service.

Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services.

National Centre for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of US Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders. (US site)

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.